"In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed, not just the climate. It's gotten hotter, more polluted with heat-trapping gases, more crowded and just downright wilder."
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- Source: AP, 12/03/2014
"The corporate lobbying network American Legislative Exchange Council, commonly known as Alec, is planning a new onslaught on a number of environmental protections next year when Republicans take control of Congress and a number of state legislatures."Source: Guardian, 12/03/2014
"The West's leading trade group for the oil industry has collaborated with, and in some cases funded, an array of groups to combat what it calls "aggressive anti-oil initiatives," according to a presentation obtained by climate activists and shared with the San Jose Mercury News."Source: San Jose Mercury News, 12/03/2014
"President Vladimir V. Putin said Monday that he would scrap Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline, a grandiose project that was once intended to establish the country’s dominance in southeastern Europe but instead fell victim to Russia’s increasingly toxic relationship with the West."Source: NY Times, 12/03/2014
"India plans to speed up environmental clearances and the modernization of the country’s railway network to meet its target of doubling coal production in the next five years, said the country’s coal secretary."Source: Wall St. Journal, 12/03/2014
"Deforestation in the Amazon rain forest dropped 18% over the past 12 months, falling to the second-lowest level in a quarter century, Brazil’s environment minister said on Wednesday."
"A new study says oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is still trapped in Alabama's beaches four years later."
"The Atlantic bluefin tuna gained protections from overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico and the waters off North Carolina under a federal rule published on Tuesday to better regulate a species coveted by sushi lovers."Source: Reuters, 12/03/2014
"NEW YORK — Steps that President Barack Obama has taken to help the environment must be protected, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said, but she avoided the contentious issue of the Keystone XL pipeline in remarks to a group that vigorously opposes it."
"Soil research suggests study required before growing food on land near busy transportation corridors."Source: Vancouver Sun, 12/02/2014
"A rain-triggered mudslide that shut down nine miles of Pacific Coast Highway on Sunday could be a preview of what’s potentially to come the rest of the week."Source: LA Times, 12/02/2014
"On Jan. 9, a freak storm dumped a record rainfall on central Florida's Treasure Coast, inundating the St. Lucie nuclear power plant facing the Atlantic Ocean. Storm drains failed, and 50,000 gallons of water flooded the plant's Unit 1 reactor auxiliary building through improperly sealed electrical passages, disabling core cooling pumps."Source: EnergyWire, 12/02/2014
"California's three-year drought threatens to wipe out the last of the Muir Woods coho salmon that make their way each year from the Pacific Ocean to spawn in a freshwater creek running through the redwoods near San Francisco, state officials said on Monday."Source: Reuters, 12/02/2014
"A new study suggests that whole classes of BPA-free plastics—including the kind in styrofoam—release estrogenic chemicals."Source: , 12/02/2014
"30 Years Later, Survivors of Lethal Gas Leak Still Fight for Justice."Source: Aljazeera America, 12/02/2014